Full access to Antigone

Published: 1 October 2021
Reporter: David Upton


A new adaptation of the Greek classic Antigone is being premièred at Storyhouse in Chester October 13–23.

It’s co-produced with Manchester-based TripleC, an organisation for disabled people’s access to the arts and media, so will be fully signed with British Sign Language along with embedded captioning.

When Oedipus’s sons Eteocles and Polyneices kill each other in a battle for the throne of Thebes, their uncle Creon declares himself king and decrees that while Eteocles be buried, Polyneices is a traitor and his body should be left outside the city walls to rot.

It is up to Antigone to brave her uncle’s wrath and honour her brother by giving him the burial he deserves.

The production will also be live-streamed.